You never want to be handed a third-party console controller when gaming at a friend’s house. Their insistence that, “really, that’s the good controller,” doesn’t make it true. With this sort of stigma, gaming-focused hardware company Razer took a risk developing an Xbox 360 controller, but the Sabertooth is finally here, and you can tell it means business by how many buttons it has. So many buttons.
The Sabertooth is fully programmable, with support for multiple profiles and key mapping. The overall design is not terribly different from the stock Xbox controller, which is probably for the best. The D-pad has been tweaked, though (a move that will probably make serious gamers happy). The analog stick sensitivity can also be changed on the fly with the Sabertooth.
The design starts to veer away from its OEM cousin right on the face of the device. There is a small OLED screen that is used to switch profiles and map keys. Things get even weirder when you notice the extra shoulder buttons. In addition, there are are two more triggers on the back of the controller that actually move up and down allowing each one to act as two buttons. They really took the gaming mouse approach of “adding a ton of buttons” with this one.

Sabertooth Xbox 360 Game Controller
Basically, the Sabertooth has six additional buttons that you can map as you like. It’s possible to never take your thumbs off the sticks if you make smart use of these additional toggles. Should you want a more stock experience, the back triggers can be removed.
If you’re interested, the Razer Sabertooth sells for $79.99 direct from Razer. That price will probably come down a little as it reaches retailers.

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Via. Geek.com

9 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve not had problems with stuff
    breaking, but the squeaks and sticks and ways things come out of the factory I
    could easily believe that there are bigger defective part issues.

    On both occasions the alternative is missing minor features i rarely used
    (mouse is wired only, rather than wired/wireless, keyboard has no macro
    keys/backlight), but were sturdier quality and cost a ton less.

    razer seems
    to be one of those companies that has enough publicity to bring people into the
    world of “gaming peripherals” but sadly costs more than the actual
    high quality counterparts.

  2. I have a mamba 2012 that I now use as a work mouse and use a steel
    series mouse for my main mouse. I want a new controller
    but not with all this extra crap on it.Sick to used..

  3. Stay
    away from Razer! I bought a saber tooth with them a couple of months ago and it
    pretty much came out of the box broken. I’d had it for about 1 week, playing
    some light Borderlands 2, and the left trigger started randomly pressing and undressing
    of its own accord, often putting me into iron sights repeatedly when I was
    trying to get somewhere, and when I was trying to aim, pulling me out. No
    response from Razer when I contacted them about this issue!

  4. If the paddles are in the same place, how are
    they better? The Sabertooths is way cheaper with more features, like built-in
    sensitivity, multiply profiles, controller calibration, and much more. I like
    Scuf but this is better.

  5. I thought the extra button on each side would be nice, but I found
    myself hitting them by accident a lot and never got any good use out of
    them.
    i dont like this controller. it has no real function. this is not helpful fast to kill.

  6. The thumb sticks seems to be a bit lacking. From the day I bought it the right stick gets stuck occasionally or slow turns and I’ll have to swirl it around in its socket a bunch of times to get it working properly again. please go in fix your own stupid controller

  7. My first Razer Onza broke with three months of use; Dead Analog stick, its warranty replacement failed two months later; dead triggers. A quick search and you will see that this product’s failures are numerous.You won’t even glance at these devices when you play. I guess their placement stretches the thumbs too far. There are not the two little rectangular holes on the sides of the headset plug to plug in the default headset.

  8. How long can you play with this
    controller before random buttons stop working? I’ve just been pretty
    pessimistic about Razer’s products ever since I had to deal with their shitty
    keyboard.

  9. I’d had it for about 1 week, playing
    some light Borderlands 2, and the left trigger started randomly pressing and undressing
    of its own accord, often putting me into iron sights repeatedly when I was
    trying to get somewhere, and when I was trying to aim, pulling me out. No
    response from Razer when I contacted them about this issue! it’s really shameful how poor the quality was on the saber tooth It definitely tarnished the Razer name, and frankly, they should offer some kind of discount for those of us who had to send the saber tooth in for more than one repair.

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